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Tuesday 05 July 2011
British Gas is reportedly planning to announce price rises of as much as 20 per cent, adding more than £100 to the typical monthly bill.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Outlook There is much to commend in Ofgem's burst of activity of late. Its announcements yesterday of an investigation into Scottish Power's price promises and the go-ahead for energy market reforms already trailed were both sensible. Yet one cannot help but feel these matters are trivial compared to the big question facing Britain's energy industry – the one publicly posed by the regulator more than a year ago, to which we have yet to hear a satisfactory answer.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The energy watchdog said today that it had launched an investigation into a "potentially misleading" offer by Scottish Power promoted during its last price hike.
Monday 20 June 2011
British families are suffering the tightest squeeze on their finances since the depths of the recession, according to a new report.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Saturday 18 June 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Sunday 12 June 2011
Put the words "debt" and "free" into a search engine and you will come up with no fewer than 60,000 results most of which are are fee chargers. But from next year the debt management industry is going to find it a lot harder to suggest that its services are free in any respect.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Hard-pressed consumers were dealt a fresh blow tonight after Scottish Power unleashed what is expected to be a new wave of energy bill rises.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Scottishpower is planning to build a big gas-fired power station near Bristol. The power plant, known as Avon power station, will have a generation capacity of between 900-1,200 megawatts and will use high efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine technology.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
The energy regulator Ofgem stepped up efforts to temper the influence of the biggest utilities yesterday by proposing that they auction up to a fifth of their electricity generation output and simplify tariffs that leave customers "bamboozled" by their complexity.
Monday 21 March 2011
The "big six" power suppliers should sell off up to a fifth of their electricity output in a move to "break the stranglehold" they have over the market, the energy watchdog said today.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The world's largest tidal stream energy development will be built off the west coast of Scotland.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
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